I have Bipolar 2 and anxiety. As a new nurse, I tried acute care on a cardiac unit, looked into the nursing home, and psychiatric nursing in an inpatient facility. Personally, you have to look at your career from a more holistic view. It's not the type of nursing, per se, that may be the wrong fit. I have found that where I fit in was dependent on many things not just one. I was in the hospital for two months before I gave notice. Not because acute care wasn't for me although I really didn't like the 12- hour shifts. At the time, I had moved my family to a new state, I had a new career and job, temporarily living in an extended stay with one of my children having Asperger's, no family in the area, and no insurance for 60 days (so no medication or therapy). Had it been under better conditions, I believe I could have thrived in the hospital. With the nursing homes at which I was offered positions, the orientation time was too short for me and I knew it would be too stressful. As far as the inpatient psych facility, the orientation was all over the place; I was never with the same preceptor, on the same floor, or even the same shift twice. I asked to have a more stable orientation but was denied. I enjoyed both places that I worked and the staff was great but after setting myself up for failure that first time, I wasn't willing to do it again.
I have since found flexibility, good pay, and a chance to hone some more acute nursing skills with home health nursing working with both geriatric and pediatric clients- one patient at a time, part-time hours with full-time pay, and none of the stress. My schedule, once I go back from maternity leave, is whatever I want- as few or as many clients as I want. It will work out great with a newborn and a breastfeeding schedule as well as graduate school eventually. However, I am also getting weekly therapy as I am a little limited as far as medication is concerned for the near future. My support system is in place, though, and my life is just more stable. I found what worked for me at this stage in my life and it's totally not where I thought I'd be while in nursing school.
My point being: your condition doesn't define you although it needs to be controlled in order to be successful. In my opinion, it's not about what specialty or field works best for your condition but what works best for you as a whole.